Onslaught on Civilians Continues as UN Security Council Fails to Rein in Assad & Allies

Ferocious onslaught by the Assad regime forces and Iranian militias backed by the Russian air force continues to target civilians in many parts across Syria as the UN Security Council failed to adapt a resolution to stop such attacks or to adopt a draft resolution on the use of chemical weapons. In a press release issued on Monday, the Syrian Coalition called on the UN Security Council to take urgent action to stop the “war crimes and genocide” the Assad regime and Russian forces are committing against the Syrian people.” “The international community is obliged to condemn this criminal campaign … Continue reading Onslaught on Civilians Continues as UN Security Council Fails to Rein in Assad & Allies

Operation ‘Olive Branch’ Gains Ground as 100 Square Kilometers are Freed from PYD Terrorist Militias

The Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters and Turkish army captured a number of mountains and villages in Afrin from terrorist militias of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) as part of Operation ‘Olive Branch’ aimed at liberating Afrin from the separatist terrorist militias. The FSA groups on Friday captured Dharmik Mountain in the Bulbul sub-district as well as the villages of Balal Kuy and Beko in the Rajo sub-district north of Afrin after clashes with the terrorist PYD militias. The terrorist PYD militia responded by targeting a popular market and residential areas in the town of Azaz in rural Aleppo with … Continue reading Operation ‘Olive Branch’ Gains Ground as 100 Square Kilometers are Freed from PYD Terrorist Militias

Assad Regime & Russia Continue Relentless Bombing Campaign Against Civilians

Russia and the Assad regime air forces have expanded their bombing campaign on civilian areas, targeting new areas in Aleppo and Hama provinces. The bombings claimed the lives of dozens of civilians, including many children and women. Local activists said that 20 civilians were killed and 30 others wounded in airstrikes by the Russian forces and artillery shelling by regime forces on the villages and towns of southern rural Aleppo on Thursday. The most violent shelling targeted the villages of Musheirfa and Jizraya in southern rural Aleppo. Russian forces used cluster bombs in the airstrikes on the villages of Umm … Continue reading Assad Regime & Russia Continue Relentless Bombing Campaign Against Civilians

Syrian Coalition Official: Russia Seeking to Hijack Will of Syrians & Prevent Establishment of Democratic State

An official in the Syrian Coalition said that the manner in which Moscow organized the Sochi Conference reflected its vision of the future Syrian state, which is based on the continuation of dictatorial rule, the empowerment of criminals, and the hijacking of the will of the Syrian people. “We cannot describe what happened during the Sochi conference but as a charade as it did not meet the minimum standards set by the United Nations for democracy and the people’s right to freely express themselves,” said Mohamed Yahya Maktabi, Secretary of the Coalition’s political committee. Maktabi pointed out that the way … Continue reading Syrian Coalition Official: Russia Seeking to Hijack Will of Syrians & Prevent Establishment of Democratic State

Bombings by Russia & Assad Regime Intensify as Syrian Negotiations Commission Boycotts Sochi Conference

Intensified airstrikes by the Assad regime and Russian air forces killed at least nine people in the town of Saraqib and six others in the town of Ma’arat al-Nu’man in rural Idlib on Sunday a day before the start of the Sochi conference which Moscow claimed was aimed at finding a solution in Syria. Activists said that Assad regime forces, backed by Russian air force and Iranian militias, have expanded their military operations across all Syrian territory after the Syrian Negotiations Commission announced it would not participate in the Sochi conference. Activists from the district of Douma in eastern Ghouta … Continue reading Bombings by Russia & Assad Regime Intensify as Syrian Negotiations Commission Boycotts Sochi Conference

Syrian Negotiations Commission Urges UN to Immediately Stop Assad Regime’s Atrocities in Eastern Ghouta

Officials in the Syrian Negotiations Commission said that the war crimes being committed against civilians in the Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta must be stopped immediately. They held the United Nations responsible for the deteriorating situation in eastern Ghouta because of its failure to take firm stance forcing the Assad regime to stop its ongoing onslaught on the besieged area. The Commission officials made these remarks at a teleconference with civic leading figures in eastern Ghouta on Thursday. Member of the Commission Abdul Ilah Fahad said that the Commission is keen to continue to communicate with all revolutionary bodies across … Continue reading Syrian Negotiations Commission Urges UN to Immediately Stop Assad Regime’s Atrocities in Eastern Ghouta

Syrian Coalition Calls on Int’l Community to Hold Accountable Perpetrators of Chemical Attacks in Syria

The Syrian Coalition called on the international community to take action to put an end to the use of chemical weapons in Syria and hold those responsible accountable as a meeting bringing together 30 countries began in Paris today to establish a new partnership against the use of chemical weapons in Syria. Russia killed an investigation by the United Nations and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) – known as the Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM) after it had vetoed two UN Security Council resolutions preventing the renewal of the mandate for the mission. The Syrian Civil Defense … Continue reading Syrian Coalition Calls on Int’l Community to Hold Accountable Perpetrators of Chemical Attacks in Syria